Maintenance

Keeping your boat in shape and other routine maintenance tasks.

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Why you should never make your own sprayhood

I am turning into my mother every day, and with the expression I am wearing in this picture then I look just like her. This is my grumpy look, and the only saving grace is I do not show this face...
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Man Overboard! Sorted??

We have three weeks left on our contract so we are buckling down and sorting out all the wee jobs that need to be done so that we are ready to go off. Some of these jobs are tiny like making sure...
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Why we don't go south for the winter

This week we celebrated Twosday which was at 22h 22m 22s on 22/2/22. We celebrated in grand style here on Salty Lass with a cup of tea and a crumpet. We also did a few small projects here on...
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Frustration, triumph anf camera theft

In between storm after storm we managed to get a whole lot done. We installed our engine panel and it is working, on top of that we completed our installation of our DC-AC convertor. Engine...
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Where we spent all our savings

Next week we will finally be installing the DC-AC convertor that we bought last year with the last of our budget. So we thought that this would be a great opportunity to discuss our budget for...
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Varnishing and Condensation

As soon as the New Year hit I was off the boat visiting friends and family. I love catching up with everyone, but it means leaving Beverley alone and I think she ended up talking to herself as well...
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Full windlass Service

All our visitors had gone so it was at last time to pull the windlass and fix it. So these are the steps we took Make sure that the windlass is electrically isolated. We did this by first...
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Nightmares!!

As we continue on with our essential maintenances, we come across various nightmares which we overcome in true Salty Lass fashion. Boat wiring The less that is said about our previous owners...
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Is this bit meant to come off?

With our second week in the yard, it was time to crack on and remove our above water sea-cocks, and start on our toe rails and stanchions. Cushions Our cushions needed updating so I bought...
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18 months of neglect

It is not a great feeling seeing your yacht being lifted out, but it is a necessary one because the anode needs changing plus a host of other tasks needs doing just to keep our home in tip top...